Hopkins Architects have been chosen as the developers that will work to complete the Twickenham Riverside project that has been set up by the Richmond's Design Panel.

Paul Chadwick, Director of Environment and Community Services for Richmond Council, said: “Following four weeks of engagement, the Design Panel reviewed the feedback from residents, along with the formal considerations as set out as part of the RIBA competition process.

"We are delighted that an architect has been selected bringing forward designs that will not only deliver a new, revitalised Riverside that has presented a design that we will believe will not just revitalise the Riverside, but will also drive economic improvement to the wider Twickenham Area.

"The Council looks forward to working with Hopkins architects in the weeks and months ahead.”

The Design Panel consisted of various community pillar's including Gareth Roberts - Chairman and Leader of the Council, leading Councillors for the Environment and Business, a local ward Councillor, Sarah Williams as the RIBA Adviser, a representative from the Local Stakeholder Reference Group and two local residents with architectural experience.

This decision to select Hopkins will be ratified by Richmond Council’s Finance, Policy and Resources Committee meeting in January after which the official confirmation of their appointment will be made.

The Committee will also be asked to approve the funding to take the project forward.

Following the decision by the Finance, Policy and Resources Committee, and successful appointment, the Council will work with the architects and wider design team on full proposals for the site.

These proposals will be published for consultation as part of the Pre-Planning process and subject to the Planning Application process.

The architects successfully beat four other contenders that had been shortlisted to take on the project.

Hopkins Architects successfully beat four other contestant's who were selected from a strong shortlist which also included Allies and Morrison Architects, Baynes and Mitchell Architects with Outpost, Cullinan Studio and Haworth Tompkins.